How the Ontario Progressive Conservatives will win in New York
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party has agreed to adopt a stringent new set of conditions for its nomination contest, including a requirement that it spend more than $50,000 on its candidates.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, whose Liberals won a majority in the Ontario legislature last week, had been planning to unveil the details of her new slate of candidates on Monday.
Ontarians can vote in the provincial election on Oct. 19.
The PCs have a long history of fielding controversial candidates, from a former police chief to a former Liberal leader who was convicted of fraud.
The party’s recent history has included a number of controversies.
In 2012, a former Conservative leader, James Pasternak, was convicted for running a campaign of false advertising.
The party had already announced a slate of seven candidates, including three former provincial leaders, but the move to a strict new requirement was expected to anger some in the party.
Ontarian political consultant Bill Lachapelle told CBC News on Sunday the new rules would “have a devastating impact on the party and on the candidate selection process.”
“This is a very big deal,” he said.
A recent poll by the Angus Reid Institute showed that the PCs are polling strongly in the province, with a majority of voters in the region backing the party’s slate of new candidates.”
This will create a much more difficult process.”
A recent poll by the Angus Reid Institute showed that the PCs are polling strongly in the province, with a majority of voters in the region backing the party’s slate of new candidates.
The new rules come after Wynne announced a slew of changes to the party in January.
The PCs announced they would have to spend $30,000 more on their election expenses.
The money would be used to pay for mailings, online advertising and other costs related to their nomination drive.
The PC party also decided to limit the number of candidates who can appear on ballots and a new $100 fee would be added to every ballot.
Lachapel said the party was also considering requiring all candidates to attend an orientation, similar to the one that candidates must attend in the past.
“The party is very concerned that the Ontario party will become an election theatre and that we are going to have a lot of people coming into the party who are not going forward,” he told CBC.
“They are going in expecting a certain amount of support and we’re not really providing that support.”
Premier Wynne says she will release her candidates on Sunday, Oct. 6, in New Brunswick.
(CBC)The Ontario PCs have been fighting for more than a year to win a seat in the legislature and were in power for nearly a decade.
They were the party that won power in 2011 and 2013, winning the majority in both of those elections.
The government has already put in place a strict set of rules for the election process, including the mandatory nomination of candidates and the requirement that candidates have the backing of at least 75 per cent of the party membership.
Lack of support from the party is one of the main complaints of supporters, who argue that the party has been unfairly targeted by the Liberals and that Wynne has tried to turn Ontario into a province for the wealthy.
“I’m worried that the Liberals are going after the very wealthy because they’re not giving them what they need,” Lachape said.
“I don’t think that the Tories are giving people what they want.
They’re not helping people who are struggling to make ends meet.”